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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Haynes, Douglas E.
Small Town Capitalism in Western India : Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy, 1870?1960.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Douglas E Haynes
|ISBN:||9781139220040 1139220047 9780511675690 0511675690 9780521193337 0521193338 9781139223485 1139223488 9781139216951 1139216953|
|Description:||1 online resource (364 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Small Town Capitalism in Western India; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Images; Maps, Chart, and Tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Existing Approaches to the Artisan Economy; Approach of this Study; Some Methodological Considerations; 1 The Historical and Global Contexts of Artisan Production; The Artisanal Economy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; The Organisation of Production; The Colonial Transition; Small Producers, 1800-1850; Small Producers from the 1850s to the 1880s; The "Revolution" in Raw Materials; Conclusion; 2 Artisanal Towns; Case Studies. SuratSholapur; Malegaon and Bhiwandi; Migration; Padmasalis; Momins, Julahas; The Creation of Weaving Communities; Conclusion; 3 Consumers, Merchants, and Markets; Economic Change and Changing Patterns of Consumption; Peasant Commodity Producers; The Rural Poor: The Case of Adivasis; Urban Consumers; The Structure of Demand: Mills versus Handlooms; Segmentation by Quality; Segmentation by Gender; Segmentation by Region; Marketing Networks and Small Town Capitalism; Conclusion; 4 The Organisation of Production; The Diversity of Structural Forms; Relations of Production: The Artisan Household. Independent HouseholdsDependent Weavers and Putting-Out Systems; The Karkhanas; Conclusion; 5 Small Town Capitalism and the Living Standards of Artisans; Artisanal Poverty and the Structure of the Economy; Qualitative Indications of Poverty; Quantitative Evidence; The Economic Vulnerability of Artisans; Urban Weavers and Famine; Weavers' Response to Famine; Crises of Supply; Conclusion; 6 The Colonial State and the Handloom Weaver; The Origins of Colonial Policy; Improving the Techniques of Production; Co-operatives; Conclusion; 7 The Paradox of the Long 1930s; Developments During the 1920s. The Crisis of the Long 1930sSigns of the Depression; The Decline of Dependent Households; The Karkhanas; The Powerlooms; Processes of Innovation and Adaptation; The Powerlooms and the Handloom Weavers; Weavers' Politics and Identity; Conclusion; 8 Weaver-Capitalists and the Politics of the Workshop, 1940-1960; The Context of the 1940s and 1950s; Small Producers During the 1940s and 1950s; Flexible Specialisation; The Changing Role of the State; Weaver Capitalism and Labour Resistance; Surat; Bhiwandi; Sholapur; Conclusion; Concluding Reflections: The Making of the Informal Economy. APPENDIX I Costs Involved in Manufacturing Two Types of Saris, AhmednagarAPPENDIX II; Bibliography; Government Records; Official Publications; Newspapers and Journals; Non-Governmental Reports; Unpublished Dissertations; Unpublished Essays; Published Sources; Electronic Sources; Index; Other titles in the series.|
|Series Title:||Cambridge studies in Indian history and society.|
'Douglas Haynes has provided one of the most interesting recent accounts of the history of labor in modern India.' H-Soz-u-Kult
- Artisans -- India -- History.
- Cottage industries -- India -- History.
- Textile industry -- India -- History.
- Capitalism -- India -- History.
- India -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
- India -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Reference.
- Cottage industries.
- Economic history.
- Textile industry.